But this rebuttal won't appear on the news..
Icecap Note: Lets put this in perspective. The account may be misinterpreted by some as the ice cap or a significant (vast) portion is collapsing. In reality it and all the former shelves that collapsed are small and most near the Antarctic peninsula which sticks well out from Antarctica into the currents and winds of the South Atlantic and lies in a tectonically active region with surface and subsurface active volcanic activity. The vast continent has actually cooled since 1979.The article goes on to say that the southern hemisphere winter (normally June, July, and Aug but longer at the South Pole) is coming early and ice is already 60 percent more widespread than normal, ahead of even last years' record pace.
Are we seeing some desperation from the warming freaks? For instance, when northern hemisphere snow cover reached the greatest extent seen since the 60s this past winter it was brushed aside as a blip. At the same time arctic sea ice recovered in much greater coverage than expected after the record low levels recorded in late summer 2007. So what was the narrative? Yes the ice was there, but it was really, really, thin.
There's no debate that scientists who study climate for a living know more than internet Joes and Janes who make sport of them but some of these researchers might benefit from an attitude adjustment. Computer models are not infallible. When something in nature occurs that doesn't fit the model they need to admit it humbly and go back to work, not spin the result. That's basic science.
For crying out loud, they are making the Bush administration look correct in their controversial desire to filter scientific conclusions from guys like James Hansen.